About Junior Sailing

Fancy using your skill and intelligence to beat against the wind? 
Sailing courses are held over the summer months in July and August each year. We work alongside County Sligo VEC in bringing the sport of sailing to as many young people as possible.  At the end of each two week course a barbeque is held at the clubhouse and sometimes there are theme days where the sailors dress up as characters or pirates - the theme varies from week to week.  Listen at daily briefings.

A young sailior's viewpoint

Same old faces and some new faces
Every year the same families return for the courses the club offers, along with friends and newcomers, members and non-members alike.  It gives the kids a great focus over the summer.  Plenty of practice leaves them all ready for our annual junior regatta held in mid August.

Racing for fun
During the summer (on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings) racing is organised for the benefit of juniors. We encourage all junior sailors (members and non-members) to attend these sessions because it is a great chance to practice newly learnt skills and have a bit of fun.

Junior Regatta - sailing and rowing races
The day starts with two rowing races.  The under 12 Joan Malone Perpetual cup and the under 16 McElroy Perpetual cup.  These are hotly contested trophies and it is great to see the sport of rowing alive and well at MSC. This is followed by our three race regatta with as many classes as there are a variety of boats.  competition is fierce.  The boys versus the girls, sisters versus brothers, cousins versus cousins, etc.  We encourage all our juniors to participate with the promise of soup and treats when they all come in.

The day ends with everyone gathering for a barbeque (whatever the weather) culminating in the presentation of the prizes.

Upcoming Events

MSC Calendar 2014
2014 Calendar PDF    2014 Calendar (Word)

NORA         WIORA
Nora Series  Mayo Sailing Club
Aug 2-9       Jul 23 - 26

Junior Regatta
Sat 9th Aug  2014

Fish Nite
Sat 12th Jul

Commodore's Nite
Sat 16th Aug

Courses

Junior sailing courses 2014

July
Week 1: 7th - 11th
Week 2: 14th - 18th
Week 3: 21st - 25th
Jul /Aug
Week 4: 28th - 1st
Week 5: 4th - 8th

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Adult sailing courses

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Cara Na Mara

Cara na Mara is the ISA’s new fun, shore based initiative focuses on delivering basic sailing skills and seamanship to 6-8 year olds.  It  will operate week 2 (July 14 - 18) and week 3 (July 21 - 25). The hours will be from 9.30am to 12.30pm Monday to Friday.  

The cost will be €80.  Main contact Annette Byrne on 087 282 6867.

Get your  application form 2014 Cara Na Mara application form

ISA Training Centre

The Irish Sailing Association is the national governing body for sailing, windsurfing and powerboating in Ireland.

You can visit their website here www.sailing.ie